(WRIC) — Officials are advising travelers to arrive at least two hours before their domestic flights due to long security lines around the nation.
Some stranded passengers at Chicago’s O-Hare airport were given cots after missing their flight because of the wait. The TSA is promising to speed up screenings by adding K-9 teams trained to detect bombs.
“Where you don’t have to take off your coat, your belt, your shoes, ’cause they can smell any explosives that might be on you,” said Sen. Charles Schumer, (D) New York. “I think we can use more dogs because it’s an effective way of moving people efficiently through the system,” said Peter Neffenger, TSA administrator.
The TSA’s plan also includes hiring more than 700 new officers and to have changes in place by next month.